Posts Tagged Grgich Hills

2007 Grgich Hills Zinfandel, Napa Valley

Travel to the top of the Napa Valley, where the climate is hottest, and you’ll arrive in Calistoga. This is the home of Grgich Hills’ Zinfandel vineyard, where the low yields produce extremely concentrated grapes — and a distinctive wine,... Read more

2006 Grgich Hills Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

This Bordeaux-style blend includes small portions of Petit Verdot, Merlot and Cabernet Franc, and is both rich and elegant. Its aroma and flavor spectrum includes licorice, eucalyptus, black cherry, dark berries and, in the finish, a hint of... Read more

2006 Grgich Hills Merlot, Napa Valley

There’s only 2% Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend, but this stunning Merlot may remind you of Cab with its big, bold mouthfeel. Vineyards in the Carneros and American Canyon areas of Napa Valley provided the bulk of the Merlot fruit, and the... Read more

2008 Grgich Hills Chardonnay, Napa Valley

This is a food lover’s Chardonnay, one that retains its natural acidity via the vintner eschewing malolactic fermentation. Rather than biting into a butter ball, you’ll experience aromas and flavors of guava, pineapple, honey and a hint of... Read more

2008 Grgich Hills Fumé Blanc, Napa Valley

Here’s a Sauvignon Blanc that was so naturally steely that it was decided to age it in oak barrels. It was a wise decision, as the finished product is nicely balanced, exuding an array of citrus and tropical fruit flavors. Whereas we’d opt for... Read more

1991 Grgich Hills ‘Yountville Selection’ Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Huge extract of cedar, tar, coffee, cassis, spicebox and mineral notes that slowly unfold in waves of perfectly balanced orchestral symphonies. MSRP: N/A (December 1997) Wine Lines rating:... Read more

1994 Grgich Hills Fume Blanc, Napa Valley

A cling peach nose announces the fruit flavors that roll around the mouth. Crisp when released a year ago, this wine has settled into graceful maturity. Would work equally well with shellfish in a lime sauce or as an aperitif. MSRP: $15 (December... Read more

1992 Grgich Hills ‘Carneros Selection’ Chardonnay, Napa Valley

Beautifully knit wine featuring ripe, opulent fruit, a perfumed nose, and massive structure on the palate. Still young and vibrant, belying its five years of age. A benchmark for Napa Valley. MSRP: $40 (December 1997) Wine Lines rating:... Read more